Dan DeLuca is an Inquirer pop music critic. But his "In the Mix" column in the Weekend section ventures further afield, into books, movies, TV, the Internet, graphic novels and anything you might call "popular culture."
Purple Rain. For his first trick Tuesday, Prince will release two albums, the solo joint Art Official Age and PlectrumElectrum, a collaboration with backup band 3rdEyeGirl. That evening, the 30th anniversary of his 1984 movie, Purple Rain, directed by Alb
What are the essential ingredients of a compelling music movie? Maybe the most overrated one: Music. It's hard not to come to that conclusion after seeing Jimi: All Is By My Side, John Ridley's unconventional, tightly focused movie about the most virtuosic rock guitarist of all time. You feel it even more sharply with more conventional music biopics, suc